Kam na mauri,
Aio ana reta Ruthy Rawson ni kaota ibukin ana waaki ni buoka nakon te SDA church I Nuku.
Ana waaki Ruthy aio ea tia Butau Bureitetau ni kabongana n te aro ni kewe ao ni kabuakaka inanon ana campaign.
Dear Rabi Council of Leaders,
Mauri from Albury, Australia.
I am writing to you to explain why and how the Nuku SDA community building was restored.
My name is Ruthy and in 1978 I worked as a teacher at Vatuvonu school at Buca Bay. I taught many Rabi students that year - Rakera, Eritabeta, Rinaba, Runga, Barikitea, Teute, Tebeioua to name a few (sorry if the spelling is incorrect). I visited Rabi and stayed in some of these people's homes.
In 1979/80 I returned to Rabi and stayed again with my SDA friends. In 1986 I returned with my husband and again stayed at Nuku in SDA church members homes.
In 2007 I returned with my daughter to holiday again within the SDA community at Nuku. This time I saw the damage to the 'Dorcas' or community building. My Rabi SDA friends wondered whether I might be able to help in its repair. I was able to. I came back to Austrlaia, shared the story with many of my friends here, worked hard and raised the money for it's restoration. I then contacted my Rabi friends, saying I had raised the money.
I returned to Rabi in April, 2008 and paid for the materials for the restoration of the building. This was a very happy time for me. I did this because I wanted to help my wonderful SDA Rabi friends, there was no other reason. I did it of my own free will. This had nothing to do with any other Rabi people or the Rabi Council. I do not think that I have ever personally met anyone from the council ever. Certainly the matter of the restoration of the building had nothing to do with any council member.
A part of my heart lives on Rabi. I love my Rabi friends and I hope that I will be able to travel to Rabi again this year to visit them.
I hope that I have not done anything to upset the council. My actions were done only out of love for my friends.
Thank you, Ruthy Rawson
Ti au bubuti nakoimi bwa kam na kawakini ngkami mai irouia taan campaign aika bati ni kewekewe nai aron te Uaei.